As the race to find developable land and produce energy for the electricity grid continues, quick and seamless environmental processes are crucial to project success and reaching our energy goals. With rapid environmental surveys and report visibility for the whole team, the Transect marketplace continues accelerating the environmental process for land developers and driving development cycles and sustainability efforts forward.
What's New in Marketplace
Transect customers are not only benefiting from the streamlined site assessment services offered in the marketplace, but now they also have access to a wide range of other perks. From efficient wetland delineation to comprehensive Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys, Transect is dedicated to providing its users with the tools they need to navigate the environmental processes of land development successfully.
In addition to these essential services, Transect customers can also take advantage of the American Land Title Association Surveys (ALTA) available in the exclusive marketplace. These surveys ensure that the boundaries of their property are accurately delineated, taking into account any easements, public right-of-way, or changes that may have occurred over time. By offering this service, Transect is further simplifying the legal aspects of land ownership for its users.
How It’s Done:
Following the aftermath of Sackett vs EPA, proper wetland delineations are crucial to ensure all protected wetlands are properly identified and managed in accordance with their most recent federal definition.
To receive a Transect wetland delineation:
A Transect user requests a bid for survey work.
Transect's network of environmental consultant partners specializing in wetland delineations provides competitive bids.
A Transect Regional Environmental Specialist with deep environmental consulting experience will review the bid and convey the lowest responsible bid to the customer.
The wetland delineation report is completed and provided to Transect.
Wetland delineation reports are reviewed by Transect scientists for accuracy and completeness.
The customer receives the report.
It takes approximately five days to define the scope of work, solicit bids, review bids, and convey the recommended bid. The timeline for executing fieldwork and preparing reports and maps depends on the project's complexity.
Threatened and Endangered Species Survey
Threatened and Endangered Species yield the power to delay a project drastically. A proper Threatened and Endangered Species Survey ensures any protected species and their habitats are correctly identified and managed on a project site.
To receive a T&E Survey in the marketplace:
A Transect customer requests a bid for T&E Survey work, and Transect's network of environmental consultant partners who specialize in protected species surveys provide competitive bids.
Upon receipt of bids, a Transect Regional Environmental Specialist with specialized knowledge of the species within the region of the project area reviews the bids and conveys the lowest responsible bid to you, the customer.
T&E Survey reports are reviewed by Transect scientists to examine field techniques, data collection, GPS and GIS work, and conclusions and recommendations.
It generally takes approximately five to eight days to define the scope of work for our customer's project, solicit bids, review bids, and convey the recommended bid. The timeline for executing fieldwork and preparing reports and maps depends on the project's complexity.
ALTA Surveys are an essential part of any legal ownership of land. The boundaries of a property must be properly and professionally delineated, making note of any easements, public right-of-way, or any other addition to or deletion from the property throughout the course of the parcel’s history.
To receive an ALTA Survey in the marketplace:
Transect Users upload their site specifications and request the survey.
Transect offers the bid to their network of Professional Engineers (PE) and Professional Land Surveyors (PLS) firms.
Transect will provide the lowest responsible bid to the land developer within three days.
A Transect environmental specialist will review the final ALTA survey for accuracy and completeness.
The ALTA survey deliverable is a PDF plat or map of the survey and hard copies.
All surveyors and engineers are licensed in the State of the requested project. If the surveyor is required to record or file a plat or map pursuant to state statute or local ordinance, it shall be so recorded or filed.
To learn more about the Transect marketplace or to get your free demo of Transect’s latest tool, visit www.transect.com.